Say you were to sell organic bison meat. The USDA will force you to mix your bison meat with at least 5% cow beef else they will not only shut you down but will sentence you to jail and fine you simply for selling pure bison meat. How often do these kind of violations result in the coercive confiscation of one’s property? I’ll leave that to your imagination. How is it that the beef (quantity totaling up to 5% of total mass) when mixed with bison meat (now 95% of its total weight) will be enough to save the life of the person eating it? Who came up with this 95 to 5 ratio? Does it sound as arbitrary a number to you as it does to me?
These outrageous fees and regulations result in an unfair market where the small farmer is incapable of providing so much money upfront and complying with the forced regulations. And who gets to call their food organic? Well you guessed it, the big, “evil” corporations such as Monsanto. The average farmer can’t call his food organic, even though his product may be purely organic and far superior. Unfortunately if you were to pick up some random product which was USDA certified organic and read the ingredients, you might find it surprising that some of these products would still have not so organic ingredients such as ethylene, tetra-sodium pyrophosphate, acidified sodium chloride, synthetic DHA, neotame, food color, preservatives and more. You may not be aware that tetra sodium pyrophosphate is a combination of phosphoric acid and sodium carbonate while ethylene is derived from fossil fuel. You’re eating that! Neotame, the artificial, chemically engineered sweetener and flavor enhancer doesn’t even have to be labeled according to the USDA. In simple words, the definition of what’s organic to you and I is a lot different than what’s organic according to the USDA/FDA. They can call whatever they please “organic”, even when it’s a synthetic or chemical byproduct. Let’s see, coal and iron come from the earth. Should we be eating those too? You see, there is a difference between the naturally occurring soluble iron and the shaved metal iron fillings. One conspiracy is that cereal companies fill cereals with iron fillings. This is one conspiracy theory worth researching on YouTube. There is a difference between naturally occurring fluoride in water and the chemical byproduct of sodium fluoride (the rat poison). Pretty soon, the government will have a monopoly over the word natural too just as they already have a monopoly over word organic. I am afraid that the definition of natural will change, just as the definition of organic has changed. But what difference does it make? They own it, they own it all.
Most recently Mike Adams published a well researched article “Organic from China Exposed” on naturalnews.com. From reading Mike’s article, it will only confirm that these government agencies are not our friends. You can read Mike’s article here. http://www.naturalnews.com/039195_organic_foods_China_pollution_nightmare.html
Do you really want these people to own the label GMO? If you still do, I have no case. If you have begun to see the picture of this monopoly in the name of public safety, then stop asking the government to force corporations to label their foods GMO. It only empowers the government to have additional monopolies. Stop asking the masters at all, be free instead. You can do this by creating awareness among friends and family. Educate yourself and others around you and encourage small farmers to label their clean, natural food non-GMO. If and when the USDA will take the monopoly over these free words, the big, evil corporations will win again. What do these big corporations have to loose? They already have money, they have influence, power and the whole political system in their pockets. What is stopping them from adding a few letters to their product labels which they already produce? They will find loop holes to cheat the system. They will hire lobbyists to influence politicians with money and gifts. They will have some politician sketch a “law” and bring it to the floor and fool us all over again. Regulations only work in favor of those who want illegitimate profit. And with the help of corrupt government agencies they will succeed as they have in the past.
In conclusion, for as long as we keep relying on more and more regulations, we will end up being controlled in every aspect of our lives. I believe the government and corporations already control our lives in many ways. We have to educate ourselves, create a healthy food culture, encourage local farms and grow our own food. We have to use moral methods and never the force or coercion of government. Ayn Ran had the right idea.
“There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” - Atlas Shrugged
PS: Here is a great short video clip to watch on the subject http://youtu.be/Tv-6YpUzQdA